How Do Fraction Exponents Work?

Perhaps the trickiest aspect of exponents is learning how to handle fractional exponents. In school, you may have been told to memorize a rule. But, without further explanation, remembering and understanding that rule can be difficult. Using fractional exponents is a...

Why Does Anything to the Power of Zero Equal 1?

You may have learned in school that anything, whether it’s a variable or a constant, to the power of zero is equal to one. However, your teacher probably didn’t explain why, and knowing the “Why?” is key to genuinely understanding this rule...

Understanding the SSAT and ISEE

WHAT ARE THE ISEE AND SSAT?   The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) and SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) are used by many private, boarding, and independent schools in their admissions processes. Some schools will accept either test, so it is...